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Erté once designed a costume for Mata Hari. Sixty-seven years later, still creating, he designed costumes and sets for the 1980 Glyndebourne Festival's Der Rosenkavalier. In between (mostly in the '20s) he was the only top Paris designer illustrating his own haute couture, most of the illustrations appearing in Harper's Bazar. An earlier volume (Fashion Drawings and Illustrations from "Harper's Bazar" 0-486-23397-9) sampled some of Erté's enormous contributions to that magazine; this is another collection of original designs from Erté's triumphant Harper's Bazar period.

"He envisioned women," wrote Stella Blum, Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Curator, "not only as ultra-chic creatures for whom money was no object, but also as . . . music hall stars, Assyrian princesses, Egyptian queens. . . . Yet under this veil of fantasy the clothes and accessories Erté created reveal a sound construction that really works." Erté loves elaborate decoration, but hates meaningless ornament; these 218 illustrations show how he integrates all his pockets, pearls, cuffs, fur linings, jeweled tassels, and seamless dresses into thematic unity, and maintains a consistent ideal of fashion, by constant improvisation and inventive wielding of pure line. His firework color sense finds spectacular realization in 8 full-color reproductions of Harper's Bazar covers, all of which are now prized collector's items. In both black-and-white and color work, his sinuous, undulating line and decorative flair never fail, and show why his fashion design has not only returned to popular favor, but is being seen in museums and galleries along with his paintings and prints.

Over a career spanning the century, Erté has expressed his versatility in many forms; in these exquisite, delicate, theatrical miniatures (which will delight any lover of fashion history and graphics) he gives the very best of himself.

Original Dover (1981) publication of a selection of illustrations from Harper's Bazar 1918-1932.

Synopsis:

Splendid selection of 218 black-and-white inventions from legendary designer's productions for Harper's Bazar, 1918–32. Also 8 pages of full-color covers, originals now prized collector's items. Captions. Publisher's Note.

Synopsis:

Splendid selection of 210 black-and-white inventions from legendary designer’s productions for Harper’s Bazar, 1918–32. Also, 8pp. of full-color covers, originals now prized collector’s items. Captions. Publisher’s Note.

Synopsis:

The premier fashion designer of the 1920s, Erte once designed a costume for Mata Hari and was still designing clothes and costumes more than 60 years later. The 218 illustrations collected here, originally rendered by Erte himself for HARPER'S BAZAAR magazine, reveal why his fashion design has not only returned to popular favor but is being seen in museums and galleries along with his paintings and prints. 218 illustrations. in full color.

Synopsis:

Splendid selection of 210 black-and-white inventions from legendary designer’s productions for Harper’s Bazar, 1918–32. Also, 8pp. of full-color covers, originals now prized collector’s items. Captions. Publisher’s Note.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486242033
Designed:
Erte
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
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Author:
Erte
Author:
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Subject:
Individual Artist
Subject:
Fashion
Subject:
Journalism
Subject:
Fine Arts
Subject:
Costume design
Subject:
Fashion drawing
Subject:
Textiles & Costume
Subject:
Harper's bazaar
Subject:
Ertâe
Subject:
Fashion design
Subject:
Individual Artists - General
Subject:
Art - Artists
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Fine Art, History of Art
Publication Date:
19811131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
88
Dimensions:
12 x 9 in 0.94 lb

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"Synopsis" by ,
Splendid selection of 218 black-and-white inventions from legendary designer's productions for Harper's Bazar, 1918–32. Also 8 pages of full-color covers, originals now prized collector's items. Captions. Publisher's Note.
"Synopsis" by , Splendid selection of 210 black-and-white inventions from legendary designer’s productions for Harper’s Bazar, 1918–32. Also, 8pp. of full-color covers, originals now prized collector’s items. Captions. Publisher’s Note.
"Synopsis" by , The premier fashion designer of the 1920s, Erte once designed a costume for Mata Hari and was still designing clothes and costumes more than 60 years later. The 218 illustrations collected here, originally rendered by Erte himself for HARPER'S BAZAAR magazine, reveal why his fashion design has not only returned to popular favor but is being seen in museums and galleries along with his paintings and prints. 218 illustrations. in full color.
"Synopsis" by ,
Splendid selection of 210 black-and-white inventions from legendary designer’s productions for Harper’s Bazar, 1918–32. Also, 8pp. of full-color covers, originals now prized collector’s items. Captions. Publisher’s Note.

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